Ok, you’ve finally decided you’re ready to get make a change! You decided which gym you liked (given the options can be overwhelming), you’re all signed up and you made it in for your first workout!… Now what?
Sound familiar? While the excitement of starting a new fitness journey can be exciting, that spark can quickly diminish by arriving at the gym and having no idea where to start.
Here are our top 3 tips for starting your fitness journey:
Set your goal
What do you want to get out of the gym? Fat loss? Gain muscle? Or just improve overall health? Think of your goal as your destination on a map. If you have no idea where you’re going then you’ll never know if you’re headed in the right direction!
Make a plan
Ok, you know what your goal is, now it’s time to plan how you’re going to achieve it! What do you need to attain your goal? Do you need a nutrition plan or training program? What time of day will you commit to training? Do you have any injuries that you need to be mindful of that could affect your progress? These are just some of the aspects that need to be tailored towards YOU and YOUR specific goal(s) in order to set yourself up for success.
Ask for help!
Still, feeling a little lost? Ask a professional for help! Seek out support from a Certified Personal Trainer, Online Fitness Coach or Nutritionist who will be able to sit down with you to go over your goals and help you to come up with a plan that is safe and effective.
Getting started at a new gym or on a new fitness journey is exciting !! So set yourself up for success, give 110% effort every single day and enjoy the ride!